Best Private Schools in Las Vegas – 2023

February 9, 2023

private schools in Las Vegas

While there are a number of solid options for private schools in Las Vegas, a handful stand clearly above the rest. As parents search for the right school, one of the primary considerations is typically the level of college preparation and counseling offered by each prospective institution.  Of course, in addition to that particular angle, you will also need to balance your teen’s academic, emotional, and social needs with financial and logistical considerations. To assist, College Transitions’ list of the Best Private Schools in Las Vegas will focus primarily on our area of expertise—college admissions. As such, we will highlight the job that each of the schools do at sending their graduates on to the region/nation’s premier 4-year schools.

Please note that inclusion on our Best Private Schools in Las Vegas list is a selective and criteria-based process. However, the order in which the schools appear is not representative of any further ranking; the numbering is solely intended to enhance the ease of navigating this resource. All of the schools profiled below have a history of sending graduates to the top colleges in the country. For each of the best private schools in Las Vegas, College Transitions will provide you with the school’s:

  • Location
  • Tuition (9-12)
  • Enrollment (9-12)
  • Average SAT Score
  • Average ACT Score
  • Senior Class Size
  • College Admissions Highlights
  • Academic Highlights

Without further delay, let’s look at the best private schools in Las Vegas.

1) The Meadows School

Location: 8601 Scholar Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Tuition (10-12): $31,600

Enrollment (seniors): 41

Average SAT Score: 1395

Average ACT Score: 30

College Admissions Highlights:

Over the last three years, more than one student enrolled into each of the following schools: Columbia (3), Cornell (2), Dartmouth (4), Duke (2), Emory (2), NYU (2), Northeastern (2), Rice (2), UC Berkeley (2), UCLA (4), UMich (3), Penn (2), USC (12), Vanderbilt (2), WashU (3), and Yale (2).

Academic Highlights:

  • 69% of the Class of 2021 earned AP Scholar status.
  • 19% of the Class of 2021 achieve National Merit recognition.
  • 60% of AP scores were 4 or 5.
  • There is a 126-hour community service requirement.
  • The mean unweighted GPA is 3.64.

2) Bishop Gorman High School

Location: 5959 S Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148

Tuition (9-12): $15,200

Enrollment (9-12): 1,474

Average SAT Score: Not Offered

Average ACT Score: Not Offered

College Admissions Highlights:

Recent grads have matriculated into colleges such as Harvey Mudd, Yale, Purdue, Spelman, Babson, Boston College, Virginia Tech, the US Air Force Academy, UNLV, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of San Diego, UC Irvine, UC Davis, Gonzaga, Queen Mary University of London, and Willamette.

Academic Highlights:

  • 98% of students enter a 4-year college directly after graduation.
  • The Class of 2021 boasted two National Merit Scholarship Finalists and four Commended Students.
  • Last year’s graduates included 30 scholar-athletes who received offers to play at the collegiate level.
  • The Class of 2021 won 36 Regional Golden Key Awards.
  • Graduates receive over $25 million in collective scholarship offers from colleges per year.

3) Faith Lutheran Middle & High School

Location:  2015 S Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Tuition (9-12): $14,650

Enrollment (6-12): 2,000

Average SAT Score: 1221

Average ACT Score: 25.5

College Admissions Highlights:

In the last five years, graduates have gained acceptance into colleges such as Boston College, Boston University, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Georgia Tech, Howard, Lehigh, LMU, NYU, Northwestern, SCU, Tufts, Tulane, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UGA, University of Toronto, USC, UVA, Villanova, Wake Forest, and William & Mary.

Academic Highlights:

  • Just under 30% identify as students of color.
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Last year’s students were accepted into 200+ colleges in all 50 states.
  • 31 honors and 21 AP courses are available.
  • The Class of 2022 secured more than $18 million in college scholarship offers.

4) Lake Mead Christian Academy

Location: 655 E Lake Mead Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89015

Tuition (9-12): $11,990

Enrollment (9-12): 108

Average SAT Score: Not Reported

Average ACT Score: Not Reported

College Admissions Highlights:

Recent LMCA grads have been accepted into the following prestigious colleges: Boston College, Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Georgia Tech, LMU, Pepperdine, Purdue, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego, the University of Michigan, TCU, Texas A&M, and Notre Dame.

Academic Highlights:

  • Honors, AP, and dual enrollment options are all on the menu.
  • 90-95% of graduates enroll in a 4-year college immediately after receiving their diplomas.
  • Graduates have been offered over $2 million in scholarships over the last three years.
  • All students complete a senior project.
  • The school employs three full-time counselors with college counseling duties.

5) The Adelson Educational Campus

Location: 9700 Hillpointe Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Tuition (9-12): $29,000

Enrollment (seniors): 22

Average SAT Score: 1320

Average ACT Score: 28

College Admissions Highlights:

Members of the Class of 2022 gained acceptance into highly-selective colleges such as: Cornell, Duke, Emory, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, King’s College London, MIT, NYU, Northwestern, Stanford, UCLA, UChicago, UNC Chapel Hill, the University of Toronto, Vanderbilt, WashU, and Yale.

Academic Highlights:

  • 79% of students score a 3 or higher on AP tests.
  • Faculty average 15 years of teaching experience.
  • 63% of faculty possess advanced degrees.
  • The Class of 2023 included three National Merit Scholarship Qualifiers.
  • The last three classes have earned more than $3.3 million in college scholarship offers.

We hope you found our blog on private schools in Las Vegas (and the surrounding area) to be helpful. All high school students and families may wish to explore further information regarding the college search and admissions process at our Dataverse, Blog, and List-Building Tool.